Rational Use of Drains
This chapter reviews types and usual applications of surgical drains. The indications for “routine” drainage are under continuous review, and with the availability of percutaneous drainage techniques, fewer and fewer drains are used in surgery. Nonetheless, it is important to know what options are available when surgical drainage is required.
KeywordsPancreatic Secretion Abscess Cavity Abdominal Abscess Closed Suction Puncture Wound
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